Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Smithsonian's National Zoo
—125 Years —
For well over a century, the Monday following Easter has been an African American family celebration at the Zoo. Rich in culture and history, Easter Monday continues as a Washington tradition, with music, games and family-focused activities.
As early as 1906, Easter Monday drew crowds of up to 28,000 visitors for egg rolling on the Zoo's many hills. The Zoo continues the Easter Monday tradition today, with egg hunts and fun activities.
Captions from photos on marker:
Looking toward Lion/Tiger Hill, Easter Monday, 1910
You are standing near the spot where these pictures were taken on Easter Monday, 1936. The old Lion House is in the background.
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Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
Location. 38° 55.676′ N, 77° 2.819′ W. Marker is in Smithsonian National Zoo, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Olmsted Walk. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Smithsonian National Zoological Garden. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Prairie Dogs (within shouting distance of this marker); How to Drink Coffee and Save Birds (within shouting distance of this marker); A Hollywood Legend at the Zoo? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Book That Brought a Dinosaur to Life (about 300 feet away); The O-Line (about 600 feet away); Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (about 700 feet away); Aldabra Tortoise (about 700 feet away); A Capital Bird (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithsonian National Zoo.
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.